HOW CAN I SUPPORT LOCAL?

Shop Online. Shop Safe. Shop Edmonton. With recent provincial announcements restricting business operations over the next few weeks, you might be wondering…how can I still support the local businesses that I know and love? This is usually a time of...

CUE THE LIGHTS!

Winter Whyte Light Up Is Here We love kicking off the holiday season with our annual Winter Whyte Light Up, and this year is no different! Well... it's a little different. While we may not be able to offer a...

PLAN YOUR SHOP HOP!

Winter Whyte Shop Hop It's time to kick off your holiday shopping with special deals, treats, and exclusive in-store experiences from over 30 Old Strathcona businesses! From November 26-28, participating businesses are joining together to offer a 3 DAY LONG...

WISH & WIN YOUR GIFT

#WhyteWishes Is Back! We are so excited to help you gift your loved ones something special over the holidays! From November 16 to December 15, 2020 all you have to do is share your Old Strathcona #WhyteWishes for someone special....

NATURE IS TAKING OVER

What is an art bomb? Okay, you might be wondering...what is an art bomb, anyways? Well, it's often a somewhat spontaneous installation or display meant to create visual interest and creatively engage otherwise underused or unkept spaces! If this pandemic...

IMPROV SHOWS & WORKSHOPS

We've seen some great comeback stories, and we're so excited to be part of this one as we welcome Rapid Fire Theatre to the neighbourhood! After a 7 month hiatus you can now experience physically distanced shows right here in...

WHAT IS A BIA, ANYWAYS?

50 Years of Connecting People and Place We recently shared some fun facts about our association over on our Instagram Stories! Did you know the Old Strathcona Business Improvement Area overlaps multiple neighbourhoods; Garneau, Queen Alexandra, Strathcona and Ritchie? Or, that...

LOCAL MASK ROUND UP

Looking for a local shop to support & buy masks from? This week on Instagram we continued our round up of where to find 2020's most essential accessory...masks! There's no shortage of fun and unique options from some of our...

OFF THE BEATEN PATH

What is an Instagrammable Wall? We recently partnered up with Linda Hoang to host an Instagrammable Wall Tour of Old Strathcona! What is an Instagrammable Wall, you ask? You know when you're inspired to snap a photo of a mural,...

2020 PATIO ROUND UP

We thought it might be time for a little patio round up! Sunny days come in short supply in Edmonton. That's why we love our patios so much! We also want our community to safely continue supporting our restaurants and...

RELAX, RENEW, REFRESH

Recently, we heard from the owners of Healing Waters Spa which has been in the Old Strathcona / Whyte Avenue district for over 16 years. We were excited to learn more about the team behind one of Whyte Avenue's long...

THE NEIGHBOURS ART HIVE

What Is An Art Hive? Art Hives are a branch of art therapy that focuses on the health of the community to combat depression, isolation, and stereotypes within the community. Art Hives operate on an "each one teach one" premise...

SPUR LINE ALLEY GLOW UP

TAKE A STROLL DOWN RAINBOW ROAD Things got a little brighter on the avenue this week, with the ultimate alley glow up! Tucked in between Malt & Mortar and Glam Slam you'll find a colorful path, reminiscent of the classic...

FOR THE LOVE OF PLANTS

We're back with another local feature! We loving learning more about the amazing business owners that make up our beautiful community! Today, we have Little Plant Shop! WHO IS BEHIND LITTLE PLANT SHOP Little Plant Shop is owned by Sara...

SAFE SPACES FOR PEDESTRIANS

Making Old Strathcona Inviting and Safe For Pedestrians The Old Strathcona Business Association (OSBA) is excited to announce added enhancements to the expanded sidewalk space located along Whyte Avenue between 103 and 105 Street.   As part of a pilot project...

Be Safe & Be Kind In District Whyte

We know how eager many of you are to continue to support our local businesses in Old Strathcona, and for that – THANK YOU! To help you enjoy your visit to Old Strathcona in a safe and healthy way, here are some things...

Mamma’s Food To-Go

After much brainstorming over the last while about how we can better serve local businesses, we are proud to present a new series of mini-interviews. In this time of hardship, we feel that it is super important to actually get...

Spin The Wheel Of Local

We are absolutely loving all of the ways our community has come together in support of local businesses, and the Wheel of Local is no exception! This post was re-published with minor edits, with permission from Linda Hoang. It's been...

Skirts on Whyte Shop Hop

This year, SkirtsAfire Festival is teaming up with the Old Strathcona Business Association for the first ever Skirts on Whyte Shop Hop! From March 5 - 7, join us for three whole days of amazing deals and exclusive in-store experiences!...

Ice on Whyte

It’s baaaaack! We’re so excited to have Ice on Whyte in our ‘hood from January 23 to February 2. Join us in McIntyre Park for an incredible winter experience this year! Ice on Whyte hosts 10 teams of professional artists...

Oldstrathcona.ca has a fresh, new look!

We’ve been undergoing a bit of a makeover at the Old Strathcona Business Association! As we head in to the new year, we're pleased to unveil a fresh, new look for our organization. New website Our previous website was a...